Research shows that members of minority communities often experience MS differently. And by differently, we mean worse. — more severe symptoms, shorter time to disability, and greater levels of disability. That's why ensuring greater diversity in clinical research is of urgent importance.
At the same time, the conversation about putting the patient at the center of MS research has grown louder and more pronounced.
Major pharmaceutical companies have gotten both of these messages and joining me to talk about increasing diversity and ensuring patient-centricity in MS clinical research is Tanja Keiper, Director in the Clinical Delivery Unit of EMD Serono.
We'll also update you on the progress that MS activists are making as our key legislative issues work their way through Congress.
We'll tell you about an interesting study about stress triggers and the stress coping mechanisms most often used by people living with MS.
We're talking about a smartphone app that, one day, might provide your neurologist with a digital biomarker of MS-related cognitive changes.
And we'll share the details of a powerful new supercomputer that's busy studying multiple sclerosis so that it can create brand new MS therapies.
We have a lot to talk about! Are you ready for RealTalk MS??!
MS advocacy update :22
Study looks at stress triggers and stress coping mechanisms among people living with MS 5:52
A smartphone app to measure MS-related cognitive changes 9:20
A powerful new supercomputer is trying to figure out MS 11:41
Tanja Keiper talks about how EMD Serono is working to increase diversity and ensure patient-centricity in MS clinical research 14:29
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RealTalk MS Episode 204
Guest: Tanja Keiper
Tags: MS, MultipleSclerosis, MSResearch, MSSociety, EMDSerono, RealTalkMS